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Public Safety Alert: Needles embedded in Pillers polish sausage, kielbasa and turkey kielbasa

On Monday, May 31 Toronto Police issued a news release concerning three separate cases of food tampering involving Pillers Polish Sausage, Pillers kielbasa, and Pillars turkey kielbasa.  After purchasing the items customers reported finding a needle embedded in a sausage. 

Two more cases of similar food tampering, again associated with the Pillers brand, were reported yesterday the Toronto Police. The point of purchase in each case was identified as No Thrills and Price Choppers in the down town area.

The public is urged to check the packaging of all food products thoroughly for signs of tampering before consuming packaged items.

Anyone with concerns about food safety should contact the Canadian Food Inspection Agency at 1-872-2800 or 1-872-2442

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-872-2808 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-872-2222), online at, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES




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